WOW! Embossing Powder Week Day 5

Welcome to Day 5 – our last day- of WOW! Embossing Powder week on the Paper Crafter’s Library blog!  We’re had a wonderful week partnering with WOW! to showcase their extensive line of  fabulous Embossing Powders.  Since discovering Wow! Embossing Powders at Winter CHA 2012 in Anaheim, they’ve rapidly become our favourite line of embossing powders, and we just can’t get enough. We’ve been finding ourselves reaching for them over and over again – our projects really come to life with the addition of our WOW! Embossing Powders.  

Every day this week we’ve been sharing fantastic projects featuring WOW! Embossing Powders created by both the WOW! Design Team as well as the Paper Crafter’s Library Designers/Educators – and today is our last day. Today at 4 pm we’ll be announcing the two lucky winners that will be receiving  a Wow! Embossing Powder Prize Pack consisting of a variety of Wow! Embossing Powders. The winners will be drawn from all the comments left on the Paper Crafter’s Library Blog or the Paper Crafter’s Library Facebook page as well as the WOW! blog or the WOW! Facebook page.  

As part of our collaboration with Wow! Embossing Powder, each day this week, that day’s Wow! Designer has also been giving away a 3 month membership to Paper Crafter’s Library. Today’s WOW! Designer  is Jennifer Matott – be sure to stop by Jennifer’s blog and leave a comment in THIS POST for your chance to win a 3 month membership to Paper Crafter’s Library.  Winner will be announced on Friday.  While you’re there, be sure to browse all her fantastic creations.

WOW Designer Project

Today’s WOW! Designer is Jennifer Matott.  You can see her project below, but before that, here is a little more about Jennifer:

My name is Jennifer Matott and I live outside of Syracuse, NY with my 2 boys and husband of 11 years. I have been a visual art teacher for grades K-9 for over 15 years and have a passion for all things ART!  I am a mixed media artist and have been papercrafting for at least 12 years.  I love to “play” with materials and create unique techniques. Mixed media allows me to get creative with imagery and create 3D effects using a variety of tools.  My pages lean towards the dramatic and I love experimenting with all materials. Currently I’m a design team member of WOW! Embossing Powders, Basically Bare, Faber-Castell DMC, and Scrapbooking From the Inside Out kits.  I’ve been published in several paper and online craft magazines, including Scrap N’ Art, Scrapbooking and Beyond, Scrapbook Trends, Somerset Memories, and others. I hope you will visit me on my blog:

Nicho Shadow Box

Jennifer Matott here to share a project that I made using WOW! Embossing powders and a fun technique that guarantees texture and WOW factor!  I created this Nicho (Mexican Folk Art inspired) shadow box using cardboard, Basically Bare shapes/ frames and some cardstock.  First I stamped the cardstock with some embossing ink and Pink Paislee’s Bleu Indigo stamps. I sprinkled Gold Ultra High powder on it and heat embossed it.  Then I stamped the embossing ink over the chipboard frame and covered it with the Gold Ultra High powders.  I did this twice so as to create a thick coating.  I heated up the first time, dipped it in more powder and then heated it again.  While it was still warm, I stamped with a paislee stamp into the melted powder.  No ink necessary!

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I repeated this for the other parts of the Nicho box using Basically Bare’s Fleur de Lis and I also cut an oval the size of the frame to fit as the back.  It was stamped and embossed too!

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Next I assembled the pieces.  The cardstock was cut into strips and hot glued onto the back of the frame with the oval as the back.  The entire inside was sprayed with Tattered Angels Turquoise.  The embossing powders act as a resist!

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I also embossed the felt wings along the edge and used the Gold and Bubble Gum color for the cardboard heart from Basically Bare.  The little mosaic tiles were an inspiration!  I had these scrap pieces from another chipboard shape and decided they could create more of that Mexican art feel as mosaic squares.  I used Black Glint, Bubble Gum, and Cotton Candy powders on them and alternated the pattern inside the Nicho.

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The little nest and spool was an added embellishment for my little box.  I love how it looks so rich, textured, and creates that metal look that I was striving for.  The WOW powders are awesome and melt like a dream!  They stand up to multiple stamping and can even be mixed! I hope you enjoyed my project.

Paper Crafter’s Library Designer Projects

Today we’re showing another technique featuring Wow! Embossing powders, this time showing you how easy it is to emboss on ceramic.  I picked up this little ceramic dish at the dollar store for $1 and turned it into a customized pet food dish. I created a stencil using my Silhouette, placed it against the ceramic and patted my VersaMark pad through it.  I then removed the stencil and sprinkled on my embossing powder. Stencils and templates – whether purchased or homemade are a great way to be able to emboss on a slick surface like glass or ceramic – because you can hold them in place.  Stamps can be a bit tricky since they have a tendency to slip.

You can view a video on how I heat embossed on ceramic below.

One of the things I’ve been so impressed about as I’ve really been diving into the world of heat embossing this week and in the weeks leading up to Wow! Week is how many different things that you can emboss on, and how easy it is to incorporate it into different projects to add just that perfect amount of dimension.  One of the things I’ve been experimenting with is using heat embossing in my art journaling.  The trio of canvases I showed you last week incorporates heat embossing on the chipboard letters:

Bloom Canvas From Bloom Canvas Trio by Andrea Walford

In the art journal page you see below that I created a few weeks ago, I used Wow!’s Black Twinkle Embossing Glitter for all my stamped images:

And then in the SOAR art journaling page you see below, I edged my pages with Wow!’s Verdigris Embossing Powder.

The final project I want to show you today is a Paper Crafter’s Library exclusive created by Sophia.  Sophia colors the beautiful vintage fish image from La Blanche stamps using Distress Inks and the Ranger nibs, and then embosses the image with Wow!’s Clear Matte Embossing Powder.  The Dull embossing powder is the perfect way to add dimension and textural interest to your projects without taking away from the vintage feel as a glossy finish might.   

There is a video tutorial and handout for this project available to our Paper Crafter’s Library members.

So there you have it! Day 3 of our celebration of Wow! Embossing Powders I hope you have enjoyed all the projects that our design team and the Wow! design team have created for you.

A Bit About Paper Crafter’s Library

The world of paper crafting is HUGE! Whether you are a beginner, or you’ve been creating for years, the sheer number of different products, tools, techniques and project ideas can be overwhelmingAfter spending 6 years helping thousands of paper crafters around the world become more successful in the creative space through her series of kits, digital tutorials and online classes, Andrea Walford began looking for a new approach to education. In 2011 she launched Paper Crafter’s Library – the first, and still to this day, only website that provides an all-in-one learning solution for paper crafters. With almost 800 videos currently in their library and 4-5 new videos added each week, Paper Crafter’s Library offers comprehensive training on products, tools, techniques, and project ideas. From beginner through to advanced, whether your interest is in stamping, card making, scrapbooking, creating 3D items or altered art – you’ll find all the resources you need to navigate the world of paper crafting in ONE place, organized and indexed so that it’s quick and easy to find.

Be sure to sign up for our free email newsletter which features weekly video tutorials. For more information about Paper Crafter’s Library and how we can help you take your paper crafting to the next level, check out the Benefits of Becoming a Member.

Wow! Embossing Powder Give-Away

To enter to a Wow! Embossing Powder prize pack consisting a variety of different embossing powders please leave your comment below. Be sure to come back at 4 pm today as winner’s will be announced!

Paper Crafter’s Library 3 Month Membership Give-Away

As part of our collaboration with Wow! Embossing Powder, each day this week, that day’s Wow! Designer has also been giving away a 3 month membership to Paper Crafter’s Library. Today’s WOW! Designer  is Jennifer Matott – be sure to stop by Jennifer’s blog and leave a comment in THIS POST for your chance to win a 3 month membership to Paper Crafter’s Library.  Winner will be announced on Friday.  While you’re there, be sure to browse all her fantastic creations.

43 replies on “WOW! Embossing Powder Week Day 5”

  1. I’m fairly new to papercrafting and haven’t tried embossing yet, but after following this week, I am eager to try it. Thanks for all the embossing “lessons”. I can’t wait to try some of the beautiful colors WOW has!

  2. These are wonderful! great projects, and I really love the art journal and how you’ve been building on that SOAR page week by week….wondering if you’ll continue to add to that, could be a neat feature!

  3. I’m just starting to get my feet wet and trying embossing, would love the chance to win this prize pkg!

    I really enjoy all your videos! Thanks for the chance to win.

  4. This has been a great week of projects from PCL and WOW! I’ve learned so much!! Thanks for all the inspiring ideas and step-by-step tutorials. The ceramic cat dish is so cute!

  5. It’s been a while since I’ve embossed anything but this week of projects has inspired me in a whole new way! I’ll have to get my heat gun out and get started embossing again soon! Thanks for all the ideas!!

  6. Love Jennifer’s work – really a wonderful artist. I tried leaving a comment on her blog, but it didn’t work. Hope she sees this. Love the recycling projects!! Never realized you could emboss on ceramic!! WOW

  7. What great projects—all of them. I really like the bird one and the bird cage. And the fish. And the bloom. See, I love them all.

  8. The regal fish is really cool. I like how he shines, and how you colored him. Your blending is amazing.

  9. This has been a great learning week, from the simpler projects that I could actually do, to some absolutely amazing, but more intensive, projects that I likely would never consider undertaking but enjoyed viewing and reading about the creative genius behind them. Thanks to all of the PCL team and WOW.

  10. Wonderful embossing tips,thanks for a great week of projects.I do enjoy embossing and love the many colors of powder.

  11. As always your video tutorials are inspiring. Makes me want to try the technique and see if other embossing powders will work or only perhaps this new one from WOW!

    Keep up the great work. We appreciate your efforts.

  12. What a super cute bowl… almost makes me wish we had a pet to make one for. Thanks for the fantastic project.

  13. Blessings upon blessings!! Thank you for all of your time, thought, effort, money and WOW factor that you put into this week:) You have given much and you know what?!?! You’ll receive much, too:) I just know it:) You are so precious to give as much as you’ve given this week. WHEW—-HUGE HUGS—I love all of the different techniques and surfaces that you shared with all of us—-The WOW embossing powders are uber awesome!! Many thanks to WOW for sponsoring your very special week of fun and educaiton!!! :)I hope to purchase some of them over the weekend:) be blessed
    ~Beyond Measure

  14. I love this product and can’t get my hands on it. I checked all the websites listed for the US on the WOW site and most are no longer valid. Those that are only carry a few select items. None have the black glitter that makes me smile so much. SAD!!! Hope I win so I can play with this stuff!!!

  15. Awesome work this week love that WOW has so many different kinds of embossing powders hope to use more soon. thank you again for a hot week!

  16. i have thoroughly enjoyed this week learned so much and have so many ideas thanks

  17. So many AMAZING projects with Wow embossing powder! Thanks so much for all the videos, and inspiration!!!

  18. I loved the embossing on the ceramic bowl. I have never seen a project like that and thought it was great! I have all sorts of ideas for stuff around my house now. : )

  19. This whole week has been eye opening for me. I had only just recently seen embossing at all, and only on paper with stamps. To learn all the cool ways you can emboss, and all the things you can emboss on, was fascinating! I want to thank WOW and PCL for teaming up to bring us all this info. I can’t wait to try some of these techniques out!

  20. Fabulous everything! LOVE the crowned fish, the journal pages and ESPECIALLY the cat dish- great idea!

  21. The detail, colors and numerous ways to use these WOW! embossing powders is beyond impressive. A great way to end a great week of projects and techniques

  22. WOW WOW WOW what more can I say except absolutely creative as usual from the ideas you all come up with can’t believe how much transformation WOW Embossing Powder can produce, Thanks again for sharing your ideas for all of us to see ..Hugz Denisexx

  23. More fantastic projects. Thanks so much for the great week with WOW Embossing powders and fab videos.

  24. It is great to find out you can emboss on so many other surfaces besides paper. Thanks for all the great tutorials and a chance to win some of the embossing powders !

  25. I love the idea of embossing on ceramic! I’m thinking of embossing some flower pots. Thanks for the tips & the video!

  26. Embossing on enamel – inexpensive white dinner set + a christmas stamp or stencil.. oh my goodness.. brilliant!

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